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New Hope Church

Villa Rica, Georgia

June 11, 1995

The annual all day Sacred Harp singing at New Hope Primitive Baptist Church was held the second Sunday in June. Jimmy Denney called the class together leading songs on pages 101t and 61. Prayer was led by Lonnie Rogers. Lonnie Rogers then led songs on pages 75 and 410 (t? b?). The business session was held and the following officers were elected or appointed: Chairman—Sheri Taylor; Vice Chairman—Jimmy Denney; Secretary—Charlene Wallace; Arranging and Memorial Committee—Hester Edwards and Kathy Spanglehour. Charlene Wallace then led songs on pages 79 and 127. Leaders: Sheri Taylor 128, 133; Revy Williamson 155, 171; Lucille Gunnells 234, 189; Wesley Haley 59, 32 (t? b?).

RECESS

Kathy Spanglehour called the class together leading songs on pages 40, 45 (t? b?), and 176 (t? b?). Leaders were: Alice Edwards 73b, 146; Raymond Hamrick 87, 445; Rita Haley 63, 268, 47 (t? b?); Elder J. J. Aderhold 316, 319, 323b; Nick Griffin 164, 139; Phillip Langley 67, 340, 47b; Jerry Sheppard 66, 548, 549.

LUNCH

The class resumed singing with Sheri Taylor leading songs on pages 56 (t? b?) and 48 (t? b?), followed by Everette Denney 34b, 317, and 335. Memorial lesson: Jimmy Denney led 269 in memory of Lessie Cates. Lonnie Rogers led 100, 298, and 225t in memory of Forney Cobb and Dura Blackmon. Charlene Wallace led 285 (t? b?) and 503 in memory of Lillie Todd and Arnevis Norton. Kathy Spanglehour led 294 and 72b for the sick and shut-ins. The memorial was closed with prayer by Elder J. J. Aderhold. Leaders were: Phillip Langley 84; Lucille Gunnells 137; Raymond Hamrick 136; Wesley Haley 122; Alice Edwards 104; Elder J. J. Aderhold 109; Rita Haley 46; Everette Denney 569b; Jerry Sheppard 131b; Jimmy Denney 68b. Announcements were made. Sheri Taylor and Jimmy Denney led page 45t (by request) as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Elder J. J. Aderhold.

Chairman—Sheri Taylor; Vice Chairman—Jimmy Denney; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.